Lying on resumes:  How to tell when a candidate is doing it (HR humor)
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Lying on resumes: How to tell when a candidate is doing it (HR humor)

Lying on resumes is common.   In fact, most candidates stretch the truth on their skills and experience to try and land a position, and many outright lie.   According to a survey of more than 2,500 hiring manager by Career Builder:

  • 56% have caught job candidates lying on their resumes. The most common fib seems to be embellishing skills or capabilities;
  • 62% of respondents say they’ve come across this, and
  • 54% say they’ve caught applicants taking liberties when describing the scope of their responsibilities. A
  • 25% have seen people who claim to be employed by companies they never really worked for.
  • (SOURCE:  http://time.com/money/3995981/how-many-people-lie-resumes/)

So, how do you really know if a candidate has the skills and ability to do a job?   Through a full-evaluation.  With that, how to detect a lie (a fun infographic with a serious point).

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